Marine Strategy Framework Directive Shallow Sublittoral Rock Indicators for Fragile Sponges and Anthozoan Assemblages 2014
Marine JNCC Publications Offshore Seabed Survey Seabed Habitats and Geology 0963-8091 Evidence JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitat Mapping Marine Habitats Marine Strategy Framework Directive Monitoring Surveillance and Monitoring 524
This project was tasked with addressing Commission Indicator 1.6.1 – Condition of the typical species and communities – of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Indicator feasibility and ease of application in the field was investigated in the context of relevant existing data. In addition, the development process for the proposed indicators, termed ‘supporting indicators’, took into account one of the key MSFD requirements for responsiveness to anthropogenic pressures, thereby providing an evidence-base for a management response in the event of a detection of undesirable status.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2014·09·01
Haynes, T., Bell, J., Saunders, G., Irving, R., Williams, J. & Bell, G. 2014. Marine Strategy Framework Directive Shallow Sublittoral Rock Indicators for Fragile Sponges and Anthozoan Assemblages, JNCC Report No. 524, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.
The overall aim was to develop several indicators of Good Environmental Status (GES) for UK shallow sublittoral rock habitats for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) (2008/56/EC).
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Metadata date 2019·12·11
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